Francois Venter signs two-year contract extension with Worcester Warriors

Francois Venter has been with Worcester Warriors since 2018
Francois Venter has been with Worcester Warriors since 2018

South Africa international Francois Venter has extended his stay at Worcester Warriors after signing a new two-year contract with the Premiership club.

The 28-year-old started his professional rugby career in South Africa for Bulls in 2010 and made his Super Rugby debut two years later for the Pretoria based side. He made a switch to Cheetahs in 2014 and moved to Sixways ahead of the 2018/19 season.

In the last two seasons, he has made 29 appearances for the club scoring 10 tries.

“I enjoy everything about this club. There is a lot of potential for us to grow and become a sustainable Premiership club,” Venter told the official website of the club.

“I have bought into the future of the club and hopefully we can be a sustainable top six Premiership side.

“I also like security so extending my contract gives me that. I enjoy the vibe around the club and the lads we have in the squad so for me it was a no-brainer".

Venter's international debut for South Africa came in 2016 and has gone to play seven Tests for Springboks with his last appearance coming in December 2017.

“It’s great news for the club that Francois has decided to commit to us,” Worcester director of rugby Alan Solomons said.

“He is a quality player with international experience who, with his direct, physical style and superb skill-set, adds huge value to the team.

“In addition he is a first-class bloke and a terrific team man. I look forward to continue working with him.”

Worcester are positioned fourth in the Gallagher Premiership table with three wins from five games.